Hidden Camera Finds Honest Business Man

In Scotch Plains, NJ Doug Lynch is the owner of A-1 Basement Solutions. Mr. Lynch was one of eight contractors called by the Today Show to check a woman’s house for mold was part of an hidden camera undercover investigation by Rossen Reports on whether mold contractors are charging for unneeded work.

Five of the dishonest contractors said she had a mold problem and was charging up to $10,000 to clean it up. Three of them said she didn’t have mold.

Doug Lynch was the only contractor to actually do the test to determine that there wasn’t mold in the house.

It is a simple test but very effective one. It’s done with what Lynch calls a mold stick – it’s a plastic tube that encases a cotton swab. At the top is a plastic vial in a bulb shape. Lynch bends the bulb to crack the seal, and then a chemical wets the cotton swab, turning it green. He rubs the swab on the suspected mold. If the swab stays green, it’s not mold. If it turns gray, it’s dormant mold. If it turns purple, it’s active mold.

After testing the suspected areas twice, Lynch told the woman she definitely did not have mold in her home.

“We conduct all of our business with honesty and integrity that can withstand hidden camera investigation,” he said. “This is why we have an A-plus rating with Better Business Bureau. It’s why we’re on Angie’s List’s honor roll – because we always do exemplary work.”

In today’s news you tend to hear all bad news and bad reports of businesses.  The Today Show used a hidden camera to show that there are honest businesses out there too.  Hidden cameras are a needed tool for every home and business to find the GOOD and bad.

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